Ellen Mueller

New mock-up just arrived!

by Ellen Mueller on February 16, 2015, no comments

filing cabinets mock up

A prototype for my 3D printed street-art series arrived! I have a couple changes to make based on this mock-up and feedback I received at CAA, but I’m getting closer…

Recent Works at Daywood Gallery

by Ellen Mueller on February 1, 2015, no comments

Chief Resource Management Officer - Brushing

I’ll be giving a brief artist talk at 11am on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at Daywood Gallery on the Alderson Broaddus University campus to accompany an exhibition of my recent video works. Stop by if you’re in the area!

Alderson Broaddus University
101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, WV 26416

Go to Burbick Hall – the tallest, largest building on campus, at the crest of the hill.  There is visitor parking in front of that building, and the gallery is to the left of the main Atrium as you enter over the footbridge.

Direct Object/Direct Action – ACRE TV

by Ellen Mueller on January 29, 2015, no comments

Practical Preparedness

My Practical Preparedness videos will be featured on ACRE TV‘s thematic programing, Direct Object/Direct Action, February 1- March 31, 2015.

ACRE TV is an artist-made livestreaming tele-vision network that features live and canned video, performances, durational works, and experimental broadcasts. ACRE TV was born out of the collaborative spirit of ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions).

From ACRE TV’s call for works: Television creates political bodies because it happens to many people at the same time: we stay informed of our stories, we gather in bars and homes to witness, we cast ballots for our idols all by TV. Directed by television’s innate ability to create publics, and the common usage of livestreaming in contemporary populous movements, ACRE TV will spend February and March 2015 broadcasting moving image work that explores broadcast art and it’s ability to function as a catalyst for moving bodies. Direct Object/Direct Action will air live, canned, episodic, durational and experimental broadcast works that position the stream as an instrument as opposed to a stage, as well as works that address the concept and histories of political direct actions. Leveraging the materiality of the devices and the parameters of livestreaming, examples of programming for Direct Object/Direct Action could include:

-Televised skill shares
-Live video dérives
-Documentaries for broadcast
-Free speech forums
-Audio/Visual compositions for synchronous cellphones
-Call-in shows

THATCamp and CAA and NMC Showcase

by Ellen Mueller on January 27, 2015, no comments

THATCamp banner

I’m going to be attending THATCamp, which happens on the Mon/Tue before CAA in NYC. I’ve never tried an “unconference” before, and I’m looking forward to it!

CAA2015 banner

I’ll also be at the first couple days of the CAA conference, and continuing my service on the Professional Practices Committee. It will be fun to catch up with people I haven’t seen in a while!

New Media Caucus banner

Last, but not least, I’ll be doing a brief presentation on my current 3D printing project as a part of the New Media Caucus Showcase, which is Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 8pm at Hunter MFA Building, 205 Hudson Street. Check it out!